Things have been a bit bleh over the last couple of weeks. I was sick with a cold about two weeks ago (which I am still trying to get over) so I haven’t been reading or blogging that much. Things feel like they are starting to get a bit more on track now but I’m still not fully there.
This week I started reading The Poppy War by R.F.Kuang. I am absolutely LOVING it. If you have heard all of the hype about this book, I think I can say very confidently that this is one of those circumstances where it definitely lives up to it’s positive reviews.
My plan this month is to read Red Sister and Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence, as I have heard that these books are pretty awesome as well. After that, the aim is pretty much just to keep getting through my never-ending TBR pile…which seems to keep getting bigger…and bigger.
I got to meet Jay Kristoff at his LIFEL1K3 book launch when he came to Brissie a few weeks back. It was really awesome being able to meet one of my favourite authors and tell him how much his books mean to me.
Other than that, things have been pretty quiet. My mental health has taken a bit of a swing over the last few weeks and, like I said at the start, I am just feeling a bit bleh. I think I need to take a break from twitter as I find I am getting more and more annoyed about book twitter and people complaining all of the time. And what annoys me even more is that I complain as well, and I don’t want to be that person. I want to make people happy, but I feel like I can’t do that at the moment. And then there’s my sense of humour….which only one or two people really get anyway.
I am also going through a phase where I worry if people like me, and I worry if I have angered someone, where I am going in life, where my place is, where I fit in….the list goes on. I feel like I was going good, but then I have just felt really….unsettled, and now I am full of self-doubt. I generally don’t talk to people about these things anymore because, if you suffer from mental illness you will understand this, I feel I have said the same thing a thousand times and I am just annoying people by talking about it. It can fell like such a burden to offload on someone, so most of the time it honestly feels like it’s better to just go through it alone.
Anyways, that’s about it. I hope everyone is going well and you are all reading super awesome books. Did you get up to anything fun in May? What are you currently reading?